There have been many posts out there about the best way to tackle the friendzone but I’ve noticed the authors are usually males. Here’s my take on how to get out of the friendzone, from a female perspective.
“All I want is a good guy”
In your lifetime you will hear this phrase uttered by females countless times. Do not fall for the joke. While no female wants to be treated badly (unless they have some issues), everybody – guys and girls prefers someone with a little bit of an ego which somehow translates into self-respect and standards. ‘Nice’ guys are too agreeable, they go with the flow to the point where it’s boring and makes it easy for females to walk all over them – and they will, if you don’t set some boundaries.
“We all want what we can’t have”
It should be pretty obvious, but it’s also easy to forget. Have other things going on. In short: GET A LIFE. Girls like it (even the girls those who come across as wanting to be in your space 24/7). People who are passionate about activities other than hunting down people of the opposite gender are perceived as less needy and neediness is the least attractive quality in any gender. That being said, don’t play too many games, you’ll only end up playing with yourself.
Every girl likes a boy who can make her smile and feel good about herself without coming across as a total groupie. So if she catches you checking out her out just be confident and say you couldn’t resist. Be self-assured and in control of yourself. Become aware of your own fidgety and awkward body language (like shuffling your feet, slumped shoulders or avoiding eye contact) and learn to keep it in check.
One of the major reasons why a guy gets put into the friend zone is because he waited too long before he revealed his intentions. Don’t be a statistic! Not making your move as soon as possible sends out the message that you are not confident enough. Low confidence = instant buzzkill. On the other end of the intention spectrum, don’t formally introduce her to your family as your girlfriend on the second date, although I’ve noticed this is normal practise amongst certain nationalities so I guess some other girls might be into it.
Don’t try to be Dr Phil
Do not become the shoulder to cry on – at least until you are dating her (if ever) as this will lead to you becoming that guy who she eventually talks to about dating problems - with other guys. By playing therapist you are totally disqualifying yourself as a potential dating option.
Lastly, if you make your move or ask her on a date, and a girl says anything other than“yes” yeah or some variation thereof, it’s a no. Believe her when she says she just wants to be friends. Accept it and move on. Refusing to accept “no” will just make you come off as desperate and take you from the friend zone to the psycho zone. Don’t be that guy.
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I spend a bit of time on forums, yes I am one of those types *insert nerdy emojis*. Reddit, Quora etc and what’s pretty amazing to me that no matter which topics I engage in, the main questions that users request my answers to, are always things like “How to get out of the Friendzone?” and “How to meet women in Dubai?”. Interesting. So I thought I’d just address this topic in an article for once and for all because let’s face it, meeting women in Dubai can be a bit of a challenge.
Yes, I know, competition is tough. This is a place where the ratio for single people in the workforce is just over six guys to one girl - even though you might not notice it immediately in places like nightclubs because most venues have a “couples and mixed groups only” policy. No girl, no entry. Also, drinks are usually free for ladies in a lot of venues and although this brings women out it kind of eliminates the excuse of offering to buy her a drink. The odds seem stacked against you. So what to do? Should you compete harder and be more attention seeking? No. You should do the opposite.
Let’s take a step back for a moment. If you approach a woman in Dubai in a relaxed, polite way and not like she is the last female on planet earth, you are already miles ahead of the other men who approached her that day while she was getting her coffee, while she waited on her cab, in the elevator, at the mall (especially Waitrose, what is it about that place? Maybe the lighting is good), during her workout and so on.
Make your presence known but not in an over bearing way. Relax. Breathe. Woo-saaah! She will notice you more if you are not aggressively pursuing her and just by being yourself (and fun to hang out with) because for a woman, attention is everywhere, a connection, good conversation and shared interests is rare.
So where to go? It depends on what you’re looking for. I’ve heard that for short term, Tinder is the bomb dot com but then I kind of think why would a girl be on there when there are already so many options offline. I don’t know. Maybe she doesn’t like leaving her house or has unusual work hours. A good looking South African girl I once worked with used Tinder for all her dating purposes and she found it to be quite useful for vetting options without wasting time but she also said that it was a good option four years ago and that it’s no longer the case.
Another option to meet girls are nightclubs but as mentioned earlier. Free drinks and good times are already there. Plus loud music can make it a struggle to even have a conversation. You could try and get a table but then again, who are you really hoping to meet if you need a table to gain their attention?
This brings me to my recommendations for where to meet women. These are day parties, beach clubs and house parties.
At day parties like brunches, everyone is already on a good vibe and for some reason I feel like women are less likely to be negative towards a guy approaching them. Sometimes there are girls being rude in nightclubs perhaps they feel like they can get away with it, possibly because it is dark and inhibition fades however at day parties or beach clubs, its rare – I think it would take a special kind of mean girl - and total lack of awareness to embarrass a guy in broad daylight.
There are different types of crowds at each beach club so if you want my take on the best beach clubs to go to you can read this article here to get an idea of what to expect. Also check out ladies day events that are happening at your favourite beach location.
House parties – chances are you both know the host or know someone who already knows the host (unless you’re gatecrashing) so this is already something in common and everyone’s defences will be more relaxed, the perfect recipe to socialize with interesting people.
On a sidenote, there are many guys in Dubai who will argue that women in Dubai only date guys with money. I find this amusing as these guys usually fall into two categories 1) They have no game and are looking an excuse instead of realising their approach is wrong 2) They are the same guys who behave badly and then try to offer money as a way to “smooth things over” (if you took offense to that statement it probably applies to you). Sure, there are exceptions but it is not the rule otherwise every guy below a certain income level would be single and that is certainly not the case. My opinion: if you want a girl to like you for more than your money offer something besides your wallet and if you're a girl and you want a guy to be with you for more than your body then don't let it be the only thing you offer him either.
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Do certain sounds and sights...excite you? Perhaps you love the sound of a specific accent, the crackling of fire wood as the flames greedily lap at the twigs, it could be the rain relentlessly tapping against the window pane or the feeling of having your hair stroked? Maybe it’s the rhymic, hypnotic clacking of a horse cantering across the dirt or the visual of an oddly satisfying Youtube video that feeds your OCD tendencies? Well, it’s all based on the principle of ASMR and it's definitely 'a thing'.
Before last year I had no idea about ASMR aka Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response. I had experienced it. Most people have however I had no label for the condition nor an explanation for the science behind it. It was just a feeling that could just as easily feel relaxing and soothing to sleep inducing.
So what is ASMR?
At this stage scientists haven't pinpointed exactly whether its a chemical or physiological phenomenon. The official definition is a static or tingling sensation on the skin that usually begins on the scalp and gravitates towards the neck and upper spine. It’s described as a pleasurable experience but not everyone gets a rise out of ASMR and some people may feel nothing at all.
For those who are affected, being triggered is definitely a good thing.
Its said to be one of those phenomenon which originated in some weird corner of the internet until it evolved into a more mainstream version of itself, kind of like Mukbang (where people are paid to eat via streaming video while interacting with their audience via webcam), with celebs like Jake Gyllenhaal, Margot Robbie, Kylie Jenner and Jeffree Star getting in on the ASMR craze. Since there's a huge market for ASMR artists so it seems like everyone is having a bit of fun with the concept.
If you're still not sure whether you're susceptible to enjoying ASMR, I've rounded up 5 of the most watched sight and sound based ASMR videos below.
As any chocoholic will tell you, good chocolate has no peer. Like caviar, truffles and parmesan, anything but the best is a pale imitation. You can scoff down handfuls of average chocolate and it won’t elicit the sense of satisfaction as savouring one block of quality. In case you haven’t noticed by now, I’m kind of into sugar, chocolate in particular is the object of my devotion in the neverending the quest to find the perfect dessert. With this in mind I set out to find the best chocolate desserts Dubai has to offer and called upon my local friends within the UAE for their recommendations to see if their opinions matched mine. I also opened the question up my instagram to see which dessert destinations would rule the pack. I was not disappointed. Tap the headings for the socials and contact details of each venue. These are the top picks, in no particular order:
If you’re looking to live your life in the midst of decadent gelatos, chocolate cakes and desserts topped off with that essential cup of espresso then Cioccolatitaliani is a great option. I’ve demolished the Crepe Lattefuso which is simply divine and will definitely return to give the rest of their desserts and cakes a go. You can also order a cup of plain melted chocolate which is a simple yet rare offering that allows chocolate lovers to fully enjoy their favourite indulgence in its purest form.
Switch is a must visit. Even if you’re not into desserts, the food and service is awesome. Come hungry and order a wide range of options (like camel burgers!) before tucking into delicious desserts. Somehow you never need to wait more than 15mins on your order even though it always seems packed. How do they do it? Other restaurants could learn a thing or two and the tablet menus have photos of every meal so you know exactly what to expect. In any case, in terms of chocolate desserts, the layered ‘Black and White’ which comes with a syringe full of chocolate – is a winner. Other great options are the Lotus cheesecake and the Pistachio Lava Cake which is next level good.
The Cocoa Room
This breakfast only venue (open daily from 8am-11am) is a bit of a hidden gem as it’s situated inside Slider Station inside the Galleria Mall. Probably best known among sweet toothed fans like myself for its range of pancakes and hot chocolates – the salted caramel with burnt marshmellows is the biz. There are also many waffle and freshly made donut options to enjoy.
This recommendation has come up time and time again. L’eto is situated in both the Dubai Mall as well as the Mall of Emirates and its display of desserts is quite impressive so I’m happy to find out that the desserts themselves live up to appearances. Recommended cakes include the Dark chocolate cake, Dolce de Leche, Milk cake and Honey Cake - will give this one a try soon but for now I’ll leave you with these visuals.
This spot is not for the faint hearted and for serious chocoholics only. When I first heard of them, the closest branch was situated in Al Mamzer, I literally “followed up” every couple of months to find out when they’d be opening up in Dubai and if they’d started a delivery service yet so when they finally opened a branch in Jumeirah you can guess who was one of the first in line to try these heavenly creations. Again I feel like it’s my duty to inform you that these desserts are seriously sweet however it will give you the ultimate chocolate high and then some - so it’s well worth the journey (well if you’re situated Downtown it does tend to feel like a *journey* for lazy people like myself, ya know?) Try the liquid chocolate-filled Dragon Ball if you dare.
Other venues that deserve a special mention include the Cheesecake factory (of course) although I suspect that most people have tried this already and know that it’s good, Magnolia Bakery, Sugar factory (haven’t been yet), Gossip Café (so keen to try here, will review as soon as I do), Ice Cream Lab, Katerinas, Serendipity. There were quite a few more submitted but these were the ones which kept coming up - looking forward to getting to them all.
If you're looking for some balance after your indulgence, try some calorie control by reading my posts on food swapping and EMS.
Image credits: Me, Instagram.
No one can argue that we live in possibly the most innovative city in the world, but when His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum made the announcement last September of plans to build a city that simulates the conditions of living on Mars that was next level stuff even for the UAE.
The Mars science project is costing Dhs500 million and will cover more than 1.9million square feet. A team of scientists will live on site for a year in preparation for the eventual settlement on Mars. The scientists will be focusing on self-sustainment in terms of water food and energy according to the Dubai Media Office.
Another exciting tidbit of information was shared by the DMO on Saturday when they released a clip of the pod prototype for the hyperloop line between Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The trip is estimated to take just 12 minutes meaning you could potentially go through to Abu Dhabi for F1 weekend and pop back to your apartment to prep for the next days festivities without having to stayover or chill in the Yas circuit traffic before that tedious 90minute drive home.
Sounds good to me.
All Images and Video: Dubai Media Office.
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Packing, booking flights and arranging an itinerary (if you’re that way inclined) can be a nightmare. A nightmare which most people would prefer to skip so we can fast forward straight to the fun bits after all travelling is supposed to be a low stress high fun activity. This post is dedicated to handy travel apps that I use that I think everyone else can benefit from too.
Packr is a traveller’s best friend. You may have packing down to an art form but it’s still pretty time consuming to consider every factor in the decision making process. However with Packr all you have to do is enter your travel information (destination, dates and activities you might be keen on while you’re there) and it will tell you what to bring along while it takes into account whether you’re going for business or leisure, the weather of your intended location, the type of accommodation you’ll be staying at, transportation you’ll be using and the kind of things you’ll be getting up to from a list of 24 predefined categories of activities. Basically, it does the thinking for you so you can focus on more important things.
This app is an urban route planner which will give you curated suggestions of things to do based on your interests and preferences –while you go from your chosen start point to your final location. Perhaps you’re looking for an art gallery on the way to lunch or the best coffee shop on your way to a meeting in a foreign city. This app has it all based on the recommendations of locals in the know from that specific city. Pretty handy right?
Happy Cow is for all the vegans and vegetarians out there. As if it’s not hard enough to find vegan and Vegetarian spots in your own city, I’d imagine that navigating your needs in a foreign city would probably present quite a challenge unless you spent ages googling it before or during your trip. Happy Cow takes the hassle out of the process by recommending restaurants in the area along with a description of what you can expect from the menu as well as user generated reviews.
I’ve been raving about meditation in my self-care posts for ages so you already know how I keep preaching that “its not just for hippies” - Binaural beats is something I’ve had a similar experience with. A few years ago I was visiting my best friend and his girl at their apartment - I had just flown into Dubai two days prior. I was exhausted but determined to make our lunch plans. However when I arrived I could not keep my eyes open. I just couldn’t anymore, I needed a nap right there and then. When I explained my dilemma, my bestie suggested I try binaural beats and I might’ve rolled my eyes at him. But I gave it a shot in any case. After listening to it for maybe ten minutes in a relaxed environment I was “healed” of my exhaustion. I couldn’t believe it. I felt so..rested. It was unreal. And from that moment on I never doubted the power of Binaural beats again. So I highly recommend this app for jetlag or even improving focus and relieving anxiety.
Google Maps Offline
This isn’t exactly an app but I’m surprised at how many people aren’t familiar with this nifty travel hack. If you’re planning on being in an area where the internet signal might be weak or perhaps Wi-Fi is super slow / roaming bandwidth is pricey then you can simply save an area on Google Maps which allows you to navigate offline. It has made life way easier for me.
Hopefully you’ve learnt something new and if you have anything to add, let me know!
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I’m not saying I’m obsessed with the latest beauty products but if my parents knew how often I visited Sephora, they would be jealous. Beauty and cosmetic giants have been upping their game big time which isn't surprising considering the market is worth over USD 2.6 billion in the UAE alone. These are some of the hottest apps, gadgets and beauty technology to look forward to this year.
Virtual Make Up Mirror
Imagine looking into a mirror and seeing what your make up will look like without even reaching for that eyeliner. Charlotte Tilbury launches in Dubai Mall on 28 June and thats exactly her magic mirror will do. Thanks to face mapping a camera installed in the mirror with capture your features and digitally superimpose make up onto your face so you can see how it looks without removing your exsiting make up. You can also move around freely and the makeup moves as you do in a truly interactive makeover. Welcome to the future.
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The Smart Brush
The Keratase hair coach is a smart brush with a built in app which analysis information about your locks as you brush it. So no more excuses for bad hair days. It can detect if your hair is wet or dry, whether your strands are frizzy or have split ends and factors in environmental conditions like humidity and temperature. After the analysis it with rate your mane and advise you on the best way to brush it to keep it in tip top shape.
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Samsung S-Skin not only analyses and tracks skin conditions but also treats it with micro needle patches. Once injected, it treats wrinkles, blemishes and all that stuff we're not about and simultaneously measures moisture, redness and melanin. I must admit, the needle bit sounds a little freaky but then again maybe I’m just old school.
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There are two other skin analysis advancements which have piqued my interest this year. The first is Hi Skin which is an add on to Hi Mirror (this does a personalised analysis of your skin when you snap a photo). Hi Skin evaluates the skins cuticle moisture, subcutaneous pigmentation dark circles and acne scars and will give you tips on how to remedy it. The second is an app from the people behind Youcam and Perfect Corp. All you have to do is take a selfie and it will assess your skin, record it in the Skin Diary section of the app and you can use this to monitor which products are improving your skin over time. Sounds good to me.
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Treating your vegan friends can be tricky if you’re not fully up to date with brands that don’t use any animal products in their ingredients. So if you are like me and looking for some fabulous ideas to gift a vegan friend, I've got your back. These are some of the best vegan products and beauty services in Dubai to indulge in, guilt free.
The Organic Glow Beauty Lounge in Jumeirah Village Circle was recognised as the UAE's first organic, eco-friendly salon when it was launched in 2010. The salon’s decor has a warm earthy vibe in line with its ‘go green’ mission and is owned by Leena Al Abbas who is vegan herself. The great news is that all treatments are vegan so you can make a day of it and spoil yourself with various treatments ranging from Green Glow body scrubs to bamboo hair treatments or manicures. The salon also stocks a variety of vegan brands from haircare to nailcare as well as a home service which is perfect for lazy days.
Oxy-max is an Aussie brand which has a wellness range that is vegan and contains natural products such as the rejuvenating Rose Clay Mask and White Tea hydration Toner. The range is available on MissPalletable.com which also stocks international luxury vegan brands, protecting our furry friends such as Mi Robotica, Kama Ayurveda and Abeauty.
An up and coming homegrown vegan brand that popped up on my radar last year was Reine Michi Beauty which creates products from natural and ethically sourced ingredients. Its aim is to highlight its customer’s natural beauty and use no more than four or five ingredients in its products. The plan for this brand is to launch smaller batches of products which started with their moisturing sugar body scrub and sponge however they have indicated that they will be releasing various products in future so we eagerly await to see what other treatments they have up their sleeve.
Lush is 100 percent vegetarian however they claim that 80% of their products are vegan as well – it’s labelled to avoid confusion. Walking past their store you can’t help by being drawn in by the delicious smell of goodies like their bath bombs and cosmetics which smell super fresh and yum on your skin. I love that this is a company with a conscience as even their packaging is made from 100 percent recyclable materials.
The Rahua luxury haircare range has the refreshing scent of lavender and eucalyptus combined - and it’s available at Harvey Nichols as well as online at beautifulbrands.ae. The range contains products which are plant derived and vegan minus and of the harsh chemicals. It’s also gluten free if you have any intolerance.
Other notable 100% vegan brands that you can find in Dubai are KOSME Paris skincare, available at luxury spas throughout the UAE, Lime Crime Lottie London which is PETA certified and Lebon Organic toothpaste which is made in France and also available on beautybrands.ae
There are a few makeup and beauty brands who contain vegan products within their ranges and these include Cover FX (all are vegan except MintTint FX and MintGlaze FX), Urban Decay (the Naked Heat Palette is still one of my favourites) and Tarte who have their vegan friendly products clearly marked on their websites and Kat von D - the Brightening and Lock-it Powder is still my secret weapon for perfect selfies even in extreme Dubai summer conditions - thank me later. Kat von D has mostly vegan products in her product line and has said she is in the process of reformulating all of her products to be vegan.
If you know of any other vegan brands, comment and let me know. Also check out the latest Beauty gadgets and apps in Dubai here.
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I've been meaning to write a post about my experience with EMS for some time now because it’s a topic I’ve received many questions about since posting about it on Instagram. The most asked question of course is, does it actually work. Well, as with any fitness program or eating plan, how effective it will be mainly depends on your level of commitment. But assuming that you manage to make the 20 minute a week session, these are the results you can expect.
What is it?
EMS stands for Electro Muscle Stimulation. Basically you're put into a specialised suit which has electrodes on the inside over certain muscle groups and when the training begins these electrodes stimulate your muscles in a way that builds muscle.
When you arrive for the training you're put into a suit which kind of makes you look like you’re about to step into some awesome Call of Duty VR experience but what you might not know is that the suit is actually sprayed wet just before you get into it. The reason for this is the electro pulse cannot be conducted when the suit is dry. So the wetter the suit, the more effective the pulse. This is not so bad during summer time but during winter time I’d say you have to be pretty motivated to get that muscle to put yourself through the cold.
The entire session is 20mins long, that’s usually made up of about 4 or 5 minutes of cardio training, 10 to 12 minutes of working out and then a cool down with some stretching at the end. The cardio pulse feels kind of like a tingling sensation followed by a muscle building pulse which is a more intense feeling of your muscles being contracted then relaxed. The feeling alternates between 2 seconds of the pulse then nothing. Throughout these pulses you have a trainer instructing you through the workout.
Does it work?
For me personally, I lost 1.5 kilograms within the first two weeks. I noticed that by the third session the trainer would show me a movement that I would think I could not do but when I tried it, I could do the exercise easily. It’s as though my muscles were developing at a more rapid rate than I was aware of. Keep in mind that our bodies run on electricity in any case so the way I'd feel after a workout would go from sometimes feeling so alert and awake as I left the building, to sometimes feeling so tired that I would pass out from exhaustion after a session.
The feeling of the muscle stimulation also left me with the sensation of "buzzing" to the extent that I wouldn’t have an appetite for up to six hours after, which for me is quite an accomplishment. For some people they experience the opposite effect where they are starving after their training and want to eat everything in sight. In terms of the danger factor, pregnant women and people who suffer from chronic illnesses or muscle conditions are not allowed to do EMS but for everyone else its totally safe with no side effects.
Give it a try at these ems venues:
Full Circle Body
My 30 minutes
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It’s okay people-who-don't-live-in-Dubai we totally get it, the media either portrays Dubai as a materialistic city where we're using 1000 dirham notes to blow our noses or as some super strict, conservative country where we're Ubering around in the hottest sports cars but it’s not true - except for the part about the Ubers, they rock - so let’s get into it, these are the questions Dubai expats are tired of hearing.
Do you have to wear a scarf?
Not unless it *really* goes with my outfit. People have the misconception that it’s super strict and conservative in Dubai. Not true. In fact growing up in Cape Town, South Africa, I'd say where I come from you'd get alot more stares and disapproving looks wearing a risqué outfit than you would in Dubai where people are way more tolerant. It might have something to do with the mix of nationalities and different cultures because after a while, it’s like you've seen it all. Generally speaking you’ll dress more or less the same as you would in your home country unless you’re visiting a cultural site like Sheikh Zayed Mosque for instance then you will be required to cover up.
Does it ever rain in Dubai?
Yes, since we live in the desert we just shoot clouds and water magically falls from the sky. I’m over simplifying but it’s actually a true story. The process is called cloud seeding. Salt is shot into the skies to boost rainfall by retaining moisture in the clouds until the level of saturation cannot be contained and then it rains. You can read more about it here.
Is there alcohol in Dubai?
Have you seen the amount of South Africans, British people and Australians who live here? Yes. There is definitely alcohol here. You can buy alcohol at any licensed outlet in the UAE which is pretty much the case anywhere in the world. Only difference is if you'd like to purchase it for home, then you require a personal alcohol license. It’s a simple process which takes about two weeks in total to fill out the form and get the license. You can read more about the process here.
Is it expensive in Dubai?
This depends on your lifestyle, where and how you want to live. Obviously if you're going to stay in Al Barsha it’s going to cost less than staying on the Palm. There are places to eat which cost less than back home - and some cost more - especially if you're into fine dining and Michelin star chefs. Eating out costs about Dhs300 in a average restaurant for a main meal and a glass of wine but buying food from Waitrose for example is the same as Woolworths back in my home country (unless its fruit or vegetables as these are imported into the UAE and will cost more). Fast food around Dhs30-Dhs60 for a meal. Ubers cost the same but are better quality. Bread, milk and eggs cost less. Your expenses depend on how you want to live.
Are you allowed to wear a bikini on the beach?
Yes you may. Although if you've seen some of the swimwear choices you might wish it wasn't the case but I guess everyone is on their own journey. Basically, you can wear any swimwear that you'd wear on the beach in your own country. In fact, a lot of people tend to really go all out at certain beach clubs in terms of bling and beach accessories so it can be quite a fun, glam affair. If you’d like to know what to expect at beach clubs in Dubai, check out my top picks here.
Do you have to hide your religion if you're not Muslim?
Not only do you not have to hide your religion but to answer the other commonly asked question - are there churches in Dubai? Yes, you can go to a church every Sunday with likeminded people if you choose to and praise Jesus all you like. The UAE recognises and respects all religions. You can practise your religion openly as long as you respect the main religion after all, it is a Muslim country. The Christmas celebrations, decorations and festivities are on another level - I mean, this *is* Dubai.
Are there any other questions that you've wondered about living in Dubai or are constantly asked about Dubai? Comment to let me know.
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